19-21 October 2018, Galata Museum, Genoa, Italy

The first INTERNATIONAL SCUBA DIVING SUSTAINABILITY WORKSHOP, hosted by REEF CHECK ITALIA onlus in the beautiful setting of Genoa, will present the final RESULTS of the European project GREEN BUBBLES, together with lectures by KEY INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS from the different segments of the diving system.


  • Environmental, economic, social sustainability
  • In-depth analysis of the diving world
  • New products
  • New business models
  • Marketing strategies
  • Innovative approaches and tools
  • Citizen Science & Ocean Literacy
  • Quality labels
  • Diving safety
  • Commercial initiatives
  • Education


Deadline for registration: 20 September 2018

Email: workshop@reefcheckitalia.it


Registration includes:
Activities in Genoa
Diving activities

Fee options and registration form will be available starting from the 20th of August


19-21 October 2018


Galata Museo del Mare

Calata de Mari 1, 16126
Genoa (GE), Italy


(click on the name to know more on them)

Carlo Cerrano (Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)

Bina Champaneria (NHTV Breda, the Netherlands)

Murat Egi (DAN Europe, Malta)

Eliana Ferretti (Studio Associato Gaia, Italy)

Miguel Goncalves (Ponta do Ouro Partial Marine Protected Area, Mozambique)

Chloe Harvey (Reef World - Green Fins, United Kingdom)

Serena Lucrezi (North West University, South Africa)

Fiorenza Micheli (Stanford University, United States of America)

Martina Milanese (Studio Associato Gaia, Italy)

Marco Palma (UBICA, Italy)

Ubaldo Pantaleo (UBICA, Italy)

Mark Powell (Dive Teck, United Kingdom)

Irena Radic Rossi (University of Zadar, Croatia)

Melville Saayman (North West University, South Africa)

David Scaradozzi (Polytechnic University of Marche, Italy)

Elmarie Slabbert (North West University, South Africa)

Laurie Wilson (Blue Ocean Network, Canada)

Andrea Saayman (North West University, South Africa)
Marco Scholtz (North West University, South Africa)

Pierre-Yves Cousteau (Cousteau Society) to be confirmed


Detailed program will be available starting from the 20th of August

Friday 19th October

Conference at the Galata Museum

Saturday 20th October

Conference at the Galata Museum

Sunday 21st October

  • Visit to Galata Museum
  • Scuba diving activities
  • Participation in some 'Citizen Science' activities
  • Workshops
  • Interviews

Organisation committee

Carlo Cerrano

Eliana Ferretti

Serena Lucrezi

Martina Milanese

Antonio Sarà

Massimo Ponti


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